Located just to the north of downtown Atlanta, Sandy Springs is a busy metropolitan area with convenient access to the Northside Hospital and Emory University Hospital, the number one ranked hospital in Georgia. The city offers lots of things for seniors to see and do, including the Heritage Sandy Springs Museum, the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and the Lost Corner Preserve.
Assisted living communities provide older adults with help with some of the activities of daily living, including dressing, showing, toileting, mobility and companionship. This residential care option also allows seniors to live independently in a homelike atmosphere in their own apartment, suite or separate unit. The average cost for this type of care in Sandy Springs is $3,845 per month.
This guide covers the cost in Sandy Springs and compares it with the state and national average and additional cities throughout Georgia. It also covers payment options and a list of resources that provide help with various senior needs.
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1. Hammond Glen Retirement Community
335 Hammond Drive, Sandy Springs, GA, 30328
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COVID-19 Rules and Restrictions for Assisted Living in Sandy Springs
COVID-19 restrictions and rules for Assisted Living Facilities are typically set by the state – to see the rules in your state, you can read our guide to Assisted Living in Georgia. Keep in mind that there may be other policies that communities put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.
Paying For Assisted Living in Sandy Springs
In Sandy Springs, the estimated monthly cost of assisted living is $3,845.
Other cities in Georgia have different costs depending on exactly where they are in the state, the number of amenities they offer and the types of care. In Rome and Columbus, the cost is close to the same but about $400 more than the cost in Sandy Springs. Gainesville seniors pay almost the same monthly cost, at $3,893 per month. Savannah and Valdosta seniors pay a few hundred dollars less. Macon has one of the lowest costs of care in the state, at about $1,000 less than Sandy Springs.
How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Sandy Springs
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:
Life Insurance Policy
Long-Term Care Insurance
For more information about your options for making assisted living more affordable, visit our guide to Assisted Living in Georgia.
The Northwest Georgia Area Agency on Aging coordinates programs and services and connects older adults with various opportunities in the area. The goal of the agency is to improve the quality of life of seniors. Programs include nutrition and fitness, games, volunteer opportunities, transportation and scheduled outings. The agency can also provide counseling on programs such as insurance and caregiver support.
The Atlanta VA provides services to the area military and their families. The service area includes all of Fulton County, including Sandy Springs. Veterans can sign up to receive health care, counseling, assistance locating home loans and educational opportunities. The program also ensures that prior military and their beneficiaries receive any available compensation.
The Dorothy C. Benson multipurpose complex is designed for seniors ages 60 and older. It provides a safe location for socialization and opportunities. Daily activities include fitness and exercise classes, arts and crafts, games, sewing clubs, meals, transportation, lectures and weekly trips to local shopping centers and cultural events.
The Capital Ombudsman program for Fulton County addresses complaints from senior adults and their families about long-term care facilities and caregivers. The organization investigates and resolves any issues that arise and performs regular reviews of long-term care facilities to ensure that communities follow the rules.
Transdev is a shared rider transportation service for seniors aged 60 and older who live in Fulton County. The service offers rides to non-emergency medical services, senior centers, health training centers and daycares.
Sandy Springs Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted Living Facilities in the Sandy Springs area are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined at the state level. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.